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HR20 vs HR21?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Trampis, Dec 2, 2007.

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  1. Trampis

    Trampis New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Was thinking about getting the HR21 as an additional unit but I've been seeing posts about problems with it. Is it worth the switch from an HR20? I do like the black finish...:)

    And all these sellers on Ebay selling the 21 saying that it is owned and not leased if you buy from them...are they BSing or what?

    Thanks~
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    ebay = BS.
    When you activate it, it will be leased.
    My HR21 is fine, but the software isn't the same [yet] as the HR20, so in some ways it's still a bit behind "the curve".
     
  3. TigerDriver

    TigerDriver Electronics Engineer

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    Most of the sellers on eBay say that the HR21 has two ATSC tuners, so you have to be skeptical of their veracity in other areas.
     
  4. personman

    personman Legend

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    I know this is highly unlikely, but it perfectly possible to buy and own the HR21, it costs $749, but possible.
     
  5. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

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    , but why would anyone want to ?
    :confused:

    The lease fee that showed up on my first bill after getting the HR20 just replaced the 2nd receiver mirroring fee, so it's not really a new fee on the bill.
     
  6. personman

    personman Legend

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    Sure. No commitment, can move from one account to another (new access card needed if account holder is different), can be sold when you disconnect your D* account...
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "No commitment"? This would be for an existing account?
    Back in the days of buying equipment, there still was a programing commitment when starting up a new service.
     
  8. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

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    Sure. It will probably be oboslete by the time you'd try to sell it, if it breaks it's 100 % your problem to get it fixed or shell another $7xx.00 for another one....

    No commitment.
    Probably a lot cheaper to break the commitment than $7xx.00.
     
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